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China sentences 6 in graduate exam cheating scheme

AP  |  Beijing 

Chinese say six people have been imprisoned for up to four years for their part in a scheme to cheat on the country's national graduate school exam.

Exam takers were provided with and receivers and told to read the questions out loud.

would then find the answers in textbooks and read them to the takers through their receivers.

Among those sentenced yesterday were two exam takers who helped recruit clients.

It wasn't clear how much the cheaters paid for the service or what punishment they received, although permanent disqualification from the exams is the usual sanction in such cases.

Exam scores make up the overwhelming preponderance of criteria for acceptance in the Chinese system from early onward.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 14:25 IST